Children who received high quality child care in the first few years of life scored higher in measures of academic and cognitive achievement at age 15 than those in lower quality child care. (National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies)

School Settlement Association

Brooklyn

Founded in 1901, the School Settlement Association offers comprehensive educational, family and community services to children, youth, families and seniors at several locations within its community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

UNH Award for Achievement in Civic Advocacy


The UNH Award for Achievement in Civic Advocacy has been made possible by a bequest from Julius C.C. Edelstein, a tireless advocate for economically and educationally disadvantaged students, a great friend and supporter of settlement houses and Director Emeritus of the UNH Board. As a former UNH Board member, Mr. Edelstein was instrumental in assuring that UNH achieved stability and effectiveness in the 1980s. Through this award, UNH recognizes staff of UNH member agencies who have demonstrated significant commitment to and accomplishment in the area of civic advocacy and engagement. One thousand dollars ($1,000) is awarded each year.

Recent Awardees

    2012 Winner - Susanna Blankley, New Settlement Apartments

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